April 25, 2023

Ukraine Defense Ministry: 690 Russian troops killed in combat over 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

April 25, 2023

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 25.04.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 187770 (+690) persons, 

tanks ‒ 3688 (+5), 

APV ‒ 7151 (+12), 

artillery systems – 2863 (+14), 

MLRS – 539, 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 291 (+2),

aircraft – 308, 

helicopters – 294, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 2437 (+24),

cruise missiles ‒ 911,

warships / boats ‒ 18,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 5784 (+31),

special equipment ‒ 345 (+6).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information as of 18.00 

Glory to Ukraine! The four hundred and twenty-sixth day of large-scale armed aggression by the russian federation against our state continues.

During the day, the Russian occupiers launched 2 missile strikes from the S-300 air defense system at the center of the peaceful city of Kupyansk, Kharkiv region. As a result, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, the building of the local history museum, near which there is not a single military object, was destroyed, and other civilian infrastructure was damaged. In addition, the enemy carried out 6 airstrikes and launched more than 10 attacks from MLRS systems in other locations.

The probability of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains quite high.

The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka directions. During the day, units of the defense forces of Ukraine repelled 36 enemy attacks on the indicated areas of the front. The fiercest battles continue for Bakhmut and Maryinka.

On the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. No signs of the formation of hostile offensive groups were detected.

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, during the day, the enemy carried out artillery and mortar attacks on the settlements of Leonivka, Chernihiv region; Korenyok, Iskryskivshchyna, and Volfyne of the Sumy region, as well as Veterinarne, Zelene, Neskuchne, Strelecha, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche, Ambarne in the Kharkiv region.

On the Kupyansk direction, the settlements of Topoli, Kamianka, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna and Kupyansk of the Kharkiv region were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

The enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Lyman direction. Novoselivske, Nevske, Dibrova, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Torske, Yampil, Verkhnokamianske and Pereizne of the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions. Heavy fighting continues for the city of Bakhmut. In addition, during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of the settlements of Bohdanivka, Khromov and Klishchiivka. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Chasiv Yar, Bila Gora, Severnye and New York of the Donetsk region were affected by enemy shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out offensive actions near Severne and Pervomaiske, Donetsk region, without success. Shelled the settlements of Novobakhmutivka, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Lastochkine, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Karlivka and Nevelske of the Donetsk region.

In the Maryinka direction, during the day, our defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the Maryinka settlement. Georgiivka, Maryinka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka and Paraskoviivka of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.

During the current day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsk direction. Shelled the settlements of Vugledar, Yehorivka, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Shakhtarske, and Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk region.

The enemy continues to conduct defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. Fired more than 30 settlements. Among them are Zatyshsha, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Girke, Biloghirya of the Zaporizhzhia region and Dudchany, Beryslav, Vesele, Vysuntsi, Inzhenerne, Kizomys, as well as the city of Kherson. As a result of the impact of two guided aerial bombs on the settlement of Kizomys, more than 10 residential buildings of civilians were damaged, 2 of them were completely destroyed. The local church and other civil infrastructure were also destroyed.

The enemy continues to use children’s educational institutions in the temporarily occupied and captured territories for their own purposes. Sets up his military facilities in them, covering himself with a “human shield” of children and teaching staff.

Thus, in the settlement of Urzuf, Mariupol district, Donetsk region, on the territory of one of the children’s camps, up to 200 servicemen of the Russian occupation forces from among the mobilized were noted.

Russian invaders continue to commit looting on the territory of Ukraine. In particular, in the village of Kardashinka, Skadovsky district, Kherson region, servicemen of the Russian occupation forces search houses at night, steal household appliances and cars from civilians.

During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces made 5 strikes on areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers, as well as 1 strike on an anti-aircraft missile complex.

Units of missile troops and artillery, in turn, hit the anti-aircraft missile complex, the area of concentration of personnel and military equipment, and the radar station of the Russian aggressors.

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